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Explanation of Fees

To meet the demands for a quality education in its broadest sense, required expenses for Tarleton students are kept low. Comparisons reveal that Tarleton's total cost of about $16,825 for two regular semesters is among the lowest of any public Texas university. Total cost includes tuition, meals, room, and all other fees. An additional $4,118 for personal expenses makes the cost of a school year at Tarleton approximately $20,943.

2014-2015 Regular Session Fees (Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters)

Please Note:  The following fees are required of all students, regardless of classification (Undergraduate or Graduate) or type of housing (on or off campus) with the exception of fees designed by campus:  Tuition, University Services, Student Center Facility (Stephenville), Health Services (Stephenville),  Intercollegiate Athletics (Stephenville),  Recreational Sports (Stephenville) and General Property Deposit.  Distance Education Degree Program Fee is assessed Distance Education Degree Program courses respectively.

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Tuition Fee
Residency & Status Fee Per Semester Credit Hour
Texas Resident & Undergraduate¹ $153.97
Texas Resident & Graduate¹ $203.97
Non-resident & Undergraduate¹ $515.97
Non-resident & Graduate $565.97
Tuition for Texas resident undergraduate students is $153.97 per semester credit hour. Tuition for Texas resident graduate students is $203.97 per semester credit hour. Tuition for non resident undergraduate students, including those who are not U.S. citizens, is $515.97 per semester credit hour. Tuition for non resident graduate students,  including those who are not U.S. citizens, is $565.97 per semester credit hour. See "Determination of Residence for Tuition Purposes" in this section for more information.

¹Includes State Tuition Rate of $50 per semester credit hour for Undergraduates/$100.00 ($50 state tuition/$50 tuition differential) per semester credit hour for Graduates/$412.00 per semester credit hour for non-resident Undergraduate students plus $103.97 per semester credit hour/$462.00 ($412 state tuition/$50 tuition differential) per semester credit hour for non-resident Graduate students plus $103.97 per semester credit hour for Designated Tuition. Previously, a General Use Fee was assessed for all students. The General Use Fee has been reclassified as Designated Tuition as per the acts of the 75th Texas Legislature. Reference Texas Education Code §54.0512 and §54.0513.
University Services Fee
This fee, with a range of $59.86 - $71.88 per hour, is assessed by semester credit hour and funds services such as Advising, Student Services, Technology, Library, Distance Education, and Outreach Programs as well as other Administrative Services such as Identification Services and Record Services.
Differential Tuition
This fee is assessed by semester credit hour to courses under the following College and/or Department and is used to enhance the academic programs under the College and/or Department.
Differential Tuition Fees Per Semester Credit Hour
Differential Tuition Guaranteed Range (per hour)
College of Business Administration $21.00 - $22.46
College of Liberal and Fine Arts $1.00 - $1.32
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences $9.00 - $11.88
College of Education $2.00- $2.64
College of Science and Technology $9.00 - $11.88
College of Science and Technology - Nursing $30.00 - $31.69
College of Science and Technology - Engineering $30.00 - $31.69
Distance Education Degree Program Course Fees
$300-$360 per course

This fee, with a range of $300-$360 per course based on the degree program associated with the course, will allow for delivery and ensure the quality of the University's Distance/Distributed Education Programs.
Excessive Hours Fee
$100.00 per semester credit hour

This fee of $100 per semester credit hour is charged to students with excessive semester credit hours towards a degree program.Reference Texas Education code § 54.014 which provides a limit on the number of hours an undergraduate Texas resident may attempt while paying in-state tuition.For more information, please visit www.tarleton.edu/~registrar .
General Property Deposit
$10.00 - 1st semester

Students must have a general deposit (breakage deposit) of $10 on file. Fee is charged to all new and transfer students the first semester at Tarleton.  The fee is refundable upon request when no longer attending Tarleton State University.
Health Service Fee
$4.91 per semester credit hour

This fee of $4.91 per semester credit hour is used to cover costs of the Student Health Center. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
Intercollegiate Athletics Fee
$22.00 per hour w/$286.00 max

This fee of $22 per semester credit hour, with a $268 maximum per semester, is used to support intercollegiate athletics at Tarleton State University. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
International Student Program Fee
$40.00 per semester

This fee, assessed only to international students at a rate of $40 per semester, funds expenses directly associated with the International Education Program.
Parking Fee
Students who wish to park a vehicle in lots on campus will pay a parking fee of $75 for a year.
Recreational Sports Fee
$100.00 per semester

This fee of $100 per regular semester and $50 per summer semester is used to fund debt service requirements and operational costs of the facility. This fee is assessed to the Stephenville Campus.
Repeated Courses Fee
$100.00 per semester credit hour

(3-PEAT) This additional course fee will be charged at a rate of $100 per semester credit hour to those students who have attempted the same course for a third time since Fall 2002.This provision is described in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules (Chapter 13, Subchapter B, §13.25). For additional information please visit www.tarleton.edu/~registrar.
Room Reservation & Damage Deposit
$100.00 (NOT payable on an installment basis.)

This deposit is required for students applying to live in the resident halls.
Room & Meal Charges
All students living in the residence halls are required to pay for meals, in addition to room-rent fees.Meals are provided in modified cafeteria style during specific meal hours.Evening meals will not be served on days preceding holidays and end of semester or summer sessions.Room and meal rates and meal times are published in pamphlets available from Student Life and Business Services.Meal fees include state sales tax.No deductions will be made from charges for meals and room rent when students move into the residence hall within ten days after the opening of a semester, nor will refunds be made when students withdraw during the last ten days of a semester or the last ten days for which payment has been made.
Student Center Complex Fee
$3.96 per semester credit hour with $39.60 maximum

This fee of $3.96 per semester credit hour, with a $39.60 maximum per regular semester and $19.80 maximum per summer semester, is used for operating, maintaining, improving, and equipping the Barry B. Thompson Student Center. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
Laboratory Fee
A fee of not less than $2 and not more than $30 for each laboratory course may be charged for materials and supplies.
Late Registration Fee
Students who do not register or make initial payment on days set aside for that purpose will pay a late fee of $25.
Late Payment Fee
Students not making an installment payment by the due date will be charged a late payment fee of $10.  Students who are delinquent more than five days may be prohibited from registering for classes and may be blocked from all University services.

Note: The fees provided above are based on the 2014-2015 fee schedule approved by The Texas A&MUniversity System Board of Regents at its May 2014 meeting. The Tuition/Fee information is an estimate and is subject to change based on Board action and Legislative requirements.

The above fees are required of all students, regardless of classification (undergraduate or graduate) or type of housing (on- or off-campus) with the exception of fees designated by campus: Tuition, University Services Fee (Stephenville), Student Center Facility (Stephenville), International Education, Recreational Sports Fee (Stephenville) and General Property Deposit.  Off Campus Program Delivery Fee, Distance Learning Fee, and Distance Ed Degree Program Fees are assessed to off-campus courses, on-line courses and Distance Ed Degree Programs courses respectively.